[IAEP] [sugar] Sugar used for kids with disabilities.

Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero dirakx at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 19:03:23 EST 2008

Hi Kevin, Bill and others that emailed me privately

i'll expect to do a little resume of this email for teachers  interested.

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Kevin Cole <dc.loco at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 18:03, Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero <
> dirakx at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Hello
>> Lately in OLPC-Sur mail list there has been discussions about working with
>> kids with hearing discapacities
>> especially i like one  experience in Itagui Colombia:
>> http://inclusion.semitagui.gov.co/index.php?title=Portada
>> other professors in Uruguay are also interested in these matters
>> But my doubt here it's about if are out there studies, thesis, or academic
>> dissertations about how GUIs can  have an impact in child's or persons with
>> disabilities not just censorial but also learning disorders.
>> Are there specific studies related to Sugar?
>> IIRC this was previously discussed so any links or pointers are welcomed
>> My intention is to give this feedback to professors on Colombia and
>> Uruguay.
> Hi,
> I'm at Gallaudet University, which is the only accredited liberal arts
> university for deaf students world-wide.  Many people are unaware that the
> campus also houses an elementary school and a secondary school for deaf
> students, as well as a child development center for pre-schoolers.  There
> are a few people on campus interested in finding ways to bring the XO to
> deaf children in developing countries.  I am unaware of any formal studies,
> but as for large-scale deployments that are probably being studied, see the
> following article from March 2008, "Illinois School for the Deaf gets free
> computers"
> http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/jacksonville_17737___article.html/students_computer.html
> Be sure to follow the link to "More photos" as well.  I don't know how long the article will be available, considering that it was published in March...
> Also note that Antonio Battro, Chief Education Officer at OLPC has been working with deaf children and computers for to decades in Argentina, (see www.byd.com.ar) and stated a while back "we are planning a program for the deaf in Uruguay with OLPC/CEIBAL"...  Are the professors you're talking to already involved with that effort?
Kevin, that's interesting , I'll redirect   professors in Uruguay  to that
because i think they are not aware of it,

Thanks again.

 Rafael Ortiz
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